Type Surname (from nickname)
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Contributor Contrib.cutenose on 12/16/2015
Meaning ‘(one who lives) beneath the bamboo’; it was originally pronounced Takenoshita and taken from a village of that name in Suruga (now part of Shizuoka prefecture). The original bearers were descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Kuzuyama family. The name is found mainly in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands.